Dinwiddy House is an undergraduate hall for 1st Year students, managed by Sanctuary Students.

Students are accommodated in flats of 4-8 rooms clustered around a shared kitchen/dining space. All rooms are en-suite. Two single studios and one double studio are also available. It is a self-catered, mixed residence, although applications for single sex flats will be considered where possible.

Please do not apply for this property unless you are an undergraduate student. The property is suitable for students requiring adapted accommodation.

Dinwiddy House is located on Pentonville Road (N1), a 20-minute walk, 10 minute bus and 5 minute tube ride to the SOAS campus. Close to Angel, Camden and Kings Cross, the location offers a cinema, theatres, pubs, restaurants and is five minutes walk from the Eurostar terminal with easy access to Paris and Euro Disney, Amsterdam, and Brussels

IFCELS and Summer School students

IFCELS Pre-sessional and Summer programmes - Accommodation is available at special rates within walking distance of SOAS. If you require accommodation with your Pre-sessional or Summer programme, please contact applyaccommodation@soas.ac.uk

Dinwiddy House is managed by Sanctuary Students.

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  • Broadband internet included 
  • Contents insurance included
  • 24 hour security
  • Common room with TV, DVD player and vending machines
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry room
  • Secure bike shed
  • Wheelchair access & adapted rooms
  • 2 Resident cats - Boots and Pebbles 
  • Communal areas cleaned weekly

Room facilities

  • Single bed for standard single; double bed for Double ensuite.
  • Both room types are ensuite
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Drawers
  • Wardrobe
  • Noticeboard


Applications and fees 2023/24

Tenancy start date: 17 September 2023 to 9 June 2024 (38 weeks), or 17 September 2023 to 8 September 2024 (51 weeks).

Room type Weeks Annual Weekly SOAS Allocation
2.5m x 4m Standard en-suite 38 £8,050.68 £211.86 510 rooms in total, available in 38 and 51 weeks
51 £10,804.86 £211.86
Double Ensuite 51 £13,540.50 £265.50 10
Small Studio 51 £13,937.52 £276.70 1
Medium Studio 51 £13,852.99 £296.28 1
Large Studio 51 £16,141.66 £345.23 1

When to apply

Applicants will receive an invitation to apply for accommodation email once they are at ‘firm’ status. You can apply once you have firmly accepted your offer of a place at SOAS. SOAS have negotiated special rates for our students with our accommodation partners and the current accommodation options can be found above, although there may be new additions to the portfolio during the application period. There is no closing date for applications, but you are advised to apply early.

How to apply

Applications are made via SOAS Accommodation. Once you have decided where you would like to live, please read our How to apply for accommodation guidance.

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